Phoenix Police Department Employee Reviews

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Flexible with schedule
Police Officer / Detective (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, ILApril 1, 2019
Very flexible, but the pay is very low, there are no benefits. The call volume is not that high but you never know what kind of call you will get, therefore you have to be as prepared as possible.
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Schedule
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Pay / Benefits
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Much of the work is what you make of it.
Detective Investigator (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZ 85003January 25, 2019
Most of the time you are given free reign to design and implement crime reduction programs in your assigned area. Just bring enthusiasm and a good work ethic and you should be fine.
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Administrative Secretary II (Former Employee) –  620 W. Washington St. Phoenix, Arizona 85003September 28, 2018
Highly stressful if you do not fit into the office/unit culture. If you do fit in, it can serve to help you through the ranks and many positions within the department.
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Benefits
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Lack of inclusion and diversity
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fast paced. stressful. challenging
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 22, 2018
The Phoenix Police Department is a one of the best paid LEA's in the country. It is stressful, fast paced, and often frustrating. However, the Phoenix Police Department has exceptional personnel and is dedicated to serving the citizens of Phoenix.
Pros
Public service
Cons
stressful
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Stressful
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 10, 2018
Stressful job that does not benefit its employees anymore. Once a very fulfilling career has turned into a job with very low morale. I would not recommend it to anyone.
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It is a great job, just not for everyone
911 Communications Operator (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 16, 2018
It is a really good job with great job security and options to advance, great benefits. You have to remember you are dealing with the public on a day to day, call by call basis. You cannot take anything personally.
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Four day work week, benefits
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Fantastic Career
Police Officer/Detective (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 21, 2018
Opportunity for a person with a high school diploma and clean record to make something of themselves. I learned and grew as a human being, best job ever
Pros
pension
Cons
dangerous at times
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Shame
police officer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, ILApril 9, 2018
This department is where police officers who no one else will take go to die. Many of those here are department hoppers who have been fired by so many agencies no one else will take them.
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None
Cons
Strict, lack of equipment, terrible leadership, no benefits
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Good place to work
Homicide Detective (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 27, 2018
Phoenix Police Department was a good place to work and offered a large variety to experience different type of jobs. The most difficult challenge I encountered were the long hours sometimes more than 30 hours straight. The group of people I worked around were amazing and top notch. I would recommend a career with Phoenix Police Department.
Pros
Ability to make a difference
Cons
Long work hours
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Law Enforcement
Police Officer/Detective (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 20, 2018
Great place to work with ample opportunity for advancement. There are stressful times but that is the nature of public safety. There are uniform reimbursement, the city helps financially with education.
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Stressful
Police Property Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZFebruary 14, 2018
Police Property Supervisor/Law Enforcement Consultant

Supervise the operations of a large complex police supply warehouse, property warehouse and vehicle impound lot containing found, stolen, and confiscated property and police evidence. Supervision is exercised over Supply Clerks, Police Property Technicians, Police Aides, and/or clerical personnel involved in the daily operation of a large supply warehouse and inventory control of impounded property of a sensitive nature and/or unusual value. Responsible for the receipt, inspection, custody, distribution and maintenance of inventory. Duties are performed under the direction of a sworn Police employee, and performance is evaluated based upon results.
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Benifits / Pension
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Stress / hours
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Phoenix Police Department
Honorably Retired Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 10, 2018
The Phoenix Police Department offers competitive wage/benefits and more transfer opportunities than any other agency in AZ. If our want to be a cop with amazing opportunities during and after employment - go to PHOENIX. I would give 5 stars to PPD, but all organizations have room for improvement.
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Personally Satisfying Job
Detective (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 7, 2018
High stress with personal reward in work done the only "added" benefit. Hazardous work environments routinely encountered with high risk for injury and/or disease even with proper PPE. Good pay with benefits. Unfortunately, management bows to public pressure and will not back employees sufficiently even when employee acted properly in some instances.
Pros
Set work hours, plenty of opportunity for overtime
Cons
High stress, takes toll on health and family
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Cop life
Officer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 3, 2018
As with every job, your boss determines a lot. I had terrific ones. And I got to serve on some great units. You definitely get out of it what you put into it!
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Fine
Sergeant, Homeland Defense/Traffic Bureau (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZDecember 17, 2017
This is a good company to work for they offer you lots of benefits and room for advancement. Good place to work and good department to work for. I have nothing more to say
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Good
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Good
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Detective
Police Detective (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZDecember 13, 2017
As a detective the department allowed some flexibility to adjust work schedules to accommodate investigations. Great team work environment to reach the same goals.
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great place
Municipal Guard (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZNovember 4, 2017
great benefits and job was good. lack of advancement and constant cut backs with the economy I had to find a better and more stable income job. overall it was a great place to work.
Pros
schedule
Cons
constant cut in pay.
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A fast paced, competitive environment, which can accommodate a vast variety of skill sets. The para-military structure has some challenges in the area
Detective (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZNovember 2, 2017
A fast paced, competitive environment, which can accommodate a vast variety of skill sets. The para-military structure has some challenges in the areas of advancement.
Pros
opportunities to develop, multiple areas of expertise
Cons
institutional lack of mentorship
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Exciting
Patrol Officer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 27, 2017
The most challenging and rewarding job there is. Great department to work for..professional and knowledgeable on every level. Everyday there was something to be learned and the knowledge gained was unmeasurable. Wages and benifits were obove that of other departments. Opportunities to move within department whether it be promote or move to a specialty detail. Friends were gained and that friendship was sincere and there for life.
Pros
Great career
Cons
Na
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Productive
Recruit (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 19, 2017
During my time at the Phoenix Police Department I enjoyed my time there the culture and I am grateful for the opportunity of the Phoenix Police Department gave me .
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